After redshirting due to a broken wrist the season before, 6'0" senior point guard Justin Joyner was eager to return to the hard court last season. However, he was slowed down by another injury his junior season, this time a lingering ankle sprain. While he never really got untracked due to the ankle, Joyner was still able to maintain a high assist-to-turnover ratio, one of the true measuring sticks for a point guard. In fact, Joyner again led the Gauchos with a ratio of 46 assists and 22 turnovers.
If Joyner can return to the pre-injury standards he set his freshman and sophomore seasons, look for his teammates to have even higher production. When Joyner is at 100% health, he makes his teammates better, and the Gauchos will be that much tougher to unseat as Big West champions.
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